{FAMILY} The Nutcracker: Always On Pointe

I’ve been going to see The Nutcracker ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver every year since I was 3 years old, and after over 30 years of Sugar Plum Fairy-twirling, soldier sword-yielding, mouse menacing, and ringleted ballerina¬†dreaming, people often wonder what keeps me going back for more – year after year. The truth […]

Is Elf on the Shelf The New Santa?

If you were to say to me, “I have a great idea. I’m going to design a creepy little elf made of felt with a cheap plastic head. People will buy it, and put it in different places¬†around their homes. Parents will warn their kids that the elf is watching them on Santa’s behalf, to […]